Record 306 new community cases in New Zealand today

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There are 306 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today – a new record high – with 216 cases in Auckland alone.

In a statement today, the Ministry of Health said the new community cases were in the following DHBs – Northland (12), Auckland (216), Waikato (48), Tairāwhiti (4), Bay of Plenty (7), Lakes (6), MidCentral (2), Taranaki (5), Hutt Valley (3) and Capital and Coast (3).

There are 12 cases in hospital in Auckland, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty and Christchurch. None of them in ICU

The ministry said there were 30 cases in MIQ, with travellers arriving from UAE, Australia, Fiji, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and Qatar.

There has now been a total of 18,460 cases of Covid-19 in the community.

There were 56,257 vaccine booster doses given yesterday, as well as 782 first doses; 1568 second doses and 1941 paediatric doses.

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